Hi everyone, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and are still smiling because of our R74 victory. Kolenu, Seattle’s Jewish LGBTQ Young Adult group(http://kolenuseattle.blogspot.com) hosts a Hanukkah party every year where they honor LGBTQ leaders in our community. This year, the event will focus on the effort to achieve marriage equality in Washington State. I want to encourage everyone to come and also to invite your friends, congregation, and organizational members to come also. The event is open to the public. There will be a program where we will honor individuals and communities. Please come and please spread the word! See below for more details.—–Kolenu invites you to their 4th Annual Light the Night: A GLBTQ HanukkahEnjoy tasty latkes, colorful dreidels, music and a beautiful candle lighting symbolizing both the miracle of Hanukkah and the idea that great leadership and community action will prevail against oppression.This year, we are fortunate to celebrate a new “miracle” in our time: marriage equality in Washington State. In this spirit, we will be honoring community leaders who were active in Referendum 74.FREE and open to the community. Allies, friends and family welcome. Due to the location, this is a 21+ event.This event is made possible through the generous support of Jconnect Seattle, The Lobby Bar, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Jewish Family Service, and The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.What: 4th Annual Light the Night: A GLBTQ HanukkahWhere: The Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike Street, Seattle, Washington 98122)When: December 11, 2012 6-8 pmFacebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/483533345003014/
Marriage for lesbian and gay couples is legal! What’s next? Legal Voice (www.legalvoice.org) created a memo, Questions and Answers: Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Washington, to answer many frequently asked questions regarding marriage in Washington. Take a look:
On Sunday, over 250 faith leaders and church goers marched more than a mile through the Greenwood and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods of Seattle in support of Referendum 74. The all-ages crowd waved signs and carried banners as passing motorists waved and honked in support of the right of marriage for all.